Preventative Medicine

04-Oct-2016 | Jennifer Fletcher

Age 18-29: Annually

  • Wellness exam
  • Baseline cholesterol screen/labs
    • every 2-5 years based on family history and baseline assessment
  • Skin check
  • Thyroid exam
  • STD screen new exposure
    • annually if warranted
  • Eye exam every 2 years

Age 18-29: Women

  • Pap
    • age 21, then every 1-3 years
  • Monthly self breast exams
    • clinical breast exam every 3 years

Age 18-29: Men

  • Monthly self-testicular exam
  • Annual testicular exam, hernia check

Age 30-65: Annually

  • Wellness exam
  • Thyroid exam
  • Skin check
  • Eye exam
  • Digital rectal exam
    • every 1-2 years after age 40
  • Cholesterol and labs, including blood sugar
    • every 1-2 years
  • Colonoscopy
    • age 50 - unless first degree relative with cancer prior to age 50
  • STD check if indicated
  • “PLAC” testing/ECG/Cardiac stress test
    • if cardiac risk factors indicate

Age 30-65: Women

  • Monthly self breast exam
    • annual clinical breast exam and mammogram
  • Pap with HPV
    • if negative and monogamous, then pap every 3years
    • if positive, test every year

Age 30-65: Men:

  • Monthly self-testicular exam
  • Digital rectal exam and prostate check
    • age 50
  • PSA (blood test for prostate cancer)
    • age 50

Special screening:

  • If family history of breast, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, pancreatic, colon/rectal, brain, gastric cancer you should be evaluated for BRAC and LYNCH Syndrome cancer genetic testing.

Exercise:

Over age 50 or FH of Heart Disease should get health care provider approval first.

  • 30-minute vigorous cardio exercise
    • 3 days per week (80% max heart rate)
    • to calculate Max HR, take 220 minus your age, then multiply that by percentage
  • 45 min cardio
    • 5 days per week (60-80% of Max HR)
  • 2-3 days per week of strength training

Nutrition:

  • Intake as close to 6 servings of fruits/vegetables daily as possible
    • valuable source of fiber, and anti-oxidants
    • Organic foods have higher anti-oxidants
  • Eliminate simple carbs, sugars, and processed foods
  • Increase lean proteins
    • for maintenance: 1-gram protein per kg of body weight
    • athletes trying to gain lean muscle mass: 1.5 grams per kg, max 2 grams
    • to calculate kg, divide weight in pounds by 2.2
  • Intake unsaturated fats: nuts, avocado, salmon, olive oil, or peanut butter
    • Anti-oxidants provide protection from cancer development

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Jennifer Fletcher, ARNP, Owner

Active Family Healthcare, Hayden ID

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